From the fresh food markets to local Catalan delicacies, we’ve selected the 6 best food experiences you simply have to try for a true taste of Barcelona!
There’s no doubt that Barcelona is a foodie paradise. From its incredible array of food markets dotted all over the city, to its local, regional and national delicacies like tapas, croquettas, iberico ham, paella, sangria and more, it’s best to come to Barcelona with a big appetite! Get your fill of the best food in the city with these top-rated Eatwith experiences.
1. A bottomless cava brunch on a private rooftop
Nothing says Barcelona like a glass of chilled cava! Cava is the Spanish version of champagne, best enjoyed on a rooftop at host Laura’s home. Join her (and her friendly cat!) for a delicious bottomless brunch of traditional Spanish dishes using only the freshest ingredients from the nearby Santa Caterina market.
2. Barcelona food tour with a local chef
One of the best things to do when you’re in a new city is to discover the local markets. And what better way than on a guided tour with a professional chef!
Host Alex has been cooking since he was 16 years old, and loves sharing his passion with people from all around the world. Over 2.5 hours, he’ll show you the sights of Barcelona like the Gothic Quarter, La Boqueria and Santa Caterina. You’ll have the chance to sample local specialties and even take a few home with you!
3. An innovative Catalan dinner in the city centre
Catalan cuisine differs from traditional Spanish fare. Think delicious dishes like suquet de peix, escalivada, and bacalao.
For the best introduction to this innovative cuisine, hosts Eva & Olga prepare a locally-sourced 6-course Catalan menu that changes according to the season. You’re guaranteed to try some fresh and sustainable produce as well as cava, vermouth and regional wines from small wineries!
4. Shopping at La Boqueria and paella cooking class
Paella may have originated in Valencia, but you can still get some authentic paellas in Barcelona, especially one you make yourself!
Elias is a local paella pro and the perfect host for this hands-on cooking class. First, you’ll stop by the famous La Boqueria market to pick up all the ingredients before heading to a beautiful apartment overlooking Las Ramblas. This small group cooking class is for a maximum of 8 guests so you’re sure to get that VIP treatment!
5. A traditional Jewish feast in an ancient palace
If you’ve had your fill of Spanish flavours, book a seat with Eatwith favorites Eva & Monica. This talented duo host a truly unique Jewish feast in one of the oldest buildings in Barcelona.
Enjoy a welcome drink on the palace rooftop with an extraordinary view over the whole city, then sit down for an abundant, family-style dinner inspired by Eva & Monica’s multicultural backgrounds.
6. A gastronomic 8-course tasting menu near the beach
For that special occasion, you simply have to try Rudi’s 8-course gastronomic tasting near the beach. Rudi will personally take you through each course, which only adds to this immersive fine dining experience.
As you indulge in a delicious menu, he will explain its culinary origin and the story behind every dish. The event is hosted in a beautiful private venue a stone’s throw away from the iconic Barcelona beaches.